The National Lacrosse League returns on TSN/TSN2 this season with live coverage starting Saturday, Jan. 4. (Photo: Graig Abel)
The National Lacrosse League has announced that TSN / TSN2 will broadcast eight National Lacrosse League games across Canada during the 2014 regular season. Live coverage of NLL lacrosse begins on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 as the Vancouver Stealth face the Colorado Mammoth. The broadcast schedule continues on Friday, Jan. 31 with an all-Canada matchup as the Toronto Rock host Vancouver on TSN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The complete broadcast schedule of NLL lacrosse is listed below.
“NLL delivers an incredible mixture of speed, skill and toughness night after night,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. "Our viewers love NLL action, and TSN is proud to once again deliver national coverage and showcase the world’s top lacrosse players.”
“We’re pleased to partner with TSN in broadcasting NLL lacrosse live across Canada,” said George Daniel, Commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. “Our fans will enjoy watching the world’s greatest lacrosse players on the TSN networks throughout the 2014 season.”
All eight games will also be available live on TSN Mobile TV. French-language coverage of the NLL games is available on RDS2 from January to April (see RDS.ca for full broadcast schedule).
TSN and TSN2's broadcast schedule of NLL lacrosse is as follows:
Saturday, January 4
Vancouver Stealth @ Colorado Mammoth at 9 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, January 31
Vancouver Stealth @ Toronto Rock at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, February 1
Toronto Rock @ Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Friday, February 28
Toronto Rock @ Edmonton Rush at 9:30 p.m. ET (TSN)
Saturday, March 1
Toronto Rock @ Calgary Roughnecks at 9 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, March 8
Calgary Roughnecks @ Colorado Mammoth at 9 p.m. ET (TSN2)
Saturday, March 15
Rochester Knighthawks @ Toronto Rock at 7 p.m. ET (TSN)
Saturday, April 5
Calgary Roughnecks @ Buffalo Bandits at 7 p.m. ET (TSN2)
These eight games will also air live on ESPN3. ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is currently available to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.
All three games on the season-opening night of Saturday, Dec. 28 will be the first of 73 regular season games broadcast live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network during the 2014 NLL season. The Lacrosse Network (YouTube.com/TLN) returns for its second season as the league’s online broadcast partner. NLL games on YouTube will be available for mobile viewing live and on demand via iPad, iPhone and most Android devices.